What’s On Oshawa Weekend: March 11 – 13 2016

girl-690614_640You’ve worked hard for it, Oshawa!  So enjoy all the fantastic things to do this weekend…

Commemorate Social Justice Week with a free public lecture presented by the Student Association of Durham College & UOIT on Capitalism vs. Climate.  The event will begin with a viewing of Naomi Klein’s Climate Change documentary, followed by a question and answer period with Clayton Thomas Muller. This is a free event for students and the public alike. No ticket required.  Date:  March 11, 2016.  Time: 11 am to 2 pm.  Location: UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Cost:  FREE.

Help the S. Caper’s Break Out Zone team with the soft launch of their  new home at Oshawa’s Grimstone Manor! Date: March 11, 2016.  Location:  83 Centre Street South.  Time:  6 pm.  Cost:  $20.

24 hours.  6 new plays.  1 Castle.  Presented by Driftwood Theatre, twenty-four artists receive a scant 24-hours to write, rehearse and perform six site-specific plays in Whitby’s beautiful 19th century castle. TRAFALGAR 24 is a theatrical event unlike any other, where the audience is right on top of the action as each of the 10-minute scripts play out around them in locations throughout the castle. At TRAFALGAR 24 audience members play a vital role of their own, helping to select one winning play to receive a commission for further development from Driftwood Theatre.  Date:  March 11, 2016.  Location:  401 Reynolds Street, Whitby.  Time:  6:30 pm silent auction, 7:30 pm performance.  Cost:  $60, general admission, or $100 Trafalgar 24 Royalty VIP ticket.  Purchase online.

Core21 presents a day of Kids Learning Code!  Explore Wearable Computing with Arduino at this beginner level workshop for girls and boys ages 8-13 years with an adult or older sibling.  It’s a full day of programming and building with Arduino using the Adafruit Gemma platform!  Kids will go through exercises that will allow them to build both on the computer and off the computer, learn about electricity and physics, and fundamental terms such as current and voltage. Participants will learn how to use conductive thread to sew circuits into fabric or clothes. Creations come to life through code, and circuits built that output light and colour, and can be controlled through inputs such as buttons, sensors and potentiometers.  Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own lunch.  Date:  March 12, 2016.  Location:  Core21, 21 Simcoe Street. Time:  10 am to 4 pm. Cost:  Pay what you can.  Text  (289) 274-8444.

Girls Take Flight lands at the Oshawa Airport, part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week! Explore hands-on aerospace activities, learn about aviation and aerospace careers, meet women working in aviation, and check out cool aircraft.  Date:  March 12, 2016.  Location:  Oshawa Airport, 1190 Keith Ross Drive. Time:  9 am to 4 pm.  Cost: FREE, no registration required.  

Tired of crocheting blankets? Join community artist Susanne Luehr at the LivingRoom Community Art Studio for a morning workshop to learn simple crochet techniques to create wearable art with traditional and up-cycled materials! All ages and abilities are welcome! Date:  March 12, 2016.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  11 am to 1 pm.  Contact to register or for more information.  Cost: Pay What You Can.  

For a generation of Canadians, Lighthouse was the soundtrack of their lives. Ontario Philharmonic’s Strings are proud to share the stage with the iconic Canadian sensation, Lighthouse, for this benefit concert.  Date:  March 12, 2016.  Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost:  $45, $56.  Purchase online

Oshawa Folk Arts Council Presents A Spring Fling Fundraiser! Join them for an evening of live entertainment by “The Par Four”, dinner, dancing, and silent auction.  Date: March 12, 2016.  Location:  General Sikorski Hall, 1551 Stevenson Rd. N.  Time:  6 pm to 1 am.  Cost: $50.00.  Purchase tickets by calling 905-436-7735, or from Wilson & Lee Music.  

Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Johnny Reid brings his “What Love is all About” tour to the GM Centre, along with Aaron Goodvin, JJ Shiplett and a special appearance by Natalie MacMaster.  Date:  March 12, 2016.  Location:  99 Athol Street East.  Time:  7 pm.  Cost:  $39.50, $59.50, $74.50.  Purchase online or a the GM box office.  

Get crafty with the kids at OPG Second Sundays at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery!  In celebration of Holi (a spring festival, also known as the festival of colour) families will create art inspired by colour! Make rangoli, Holi greeting cards, and colourful paper collages, among other celebratory art making activities.  Date:  March 13, 2016. Location: 72 Queen Street.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE. No registration required.



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